Photography Day 25 is Done!

Yesterday was day 25 of photography for the War Was Here project.  I spent the day at Barrington Hall in Roswell, where they had a reenactment of the Federal occupation of Roswell and the arrest of the Roswell Women mill workers.  I mainly focused on the portrait project of reenactors and I made some fantastic portraits of Federal soldiers and civilians.  They were all great models and a few of them “hammed it up” as well.  It was great fun and a great group of people to be around.  Everyone is very much into their role and during the “arrest” on the town square, the mill workers were mingling with the spectators and asking if they knew what was going on and then the Federal Cavalry and some infantry arrived and read Sherman’s orders to arrest those that were aiding the rebellion and march them to Marietta, where the would be taken up north by train.  The interaction with the spectators was really great.  The Federals were trying to “arrest” some of the spectators too.  They all were so into their roles, that it really gave you the feeling that the event was real.  I have to wonder what the people driving down Mimosa Blvd. thought when the Federal Cavalry came into the street on their horses with their weapons drawn, to stop traffic, as the infantry marched the mill workers down Bulloch Ave. 
     I hope to have some preliminary images posted tomorrow.  I have a lot of images to edit.  I am looking forward to the events that are happening in East Atlanta this coming weekend.  If you are looking for something to do, check out the events listed on this page:  B*ATL. I will be out at Gilliam Park making more reenactor images.  Should be a fun event with artillery demonstrations and lots of other goodies.  If it is not raining, Wendell Decker, will be there making Collodion images in the tradition manner.  He is a master of his craft and a true artist.  If I get some period clothing I am going to get him to make my portrait.  I think it would be great for the picture of me on the book jacket.  That is assuming my book gets printed.

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Author: Clint Brownlee

My name is Clint Brownlee and I am a Photographer in Woodstock, Georgia with over 20 years of photographic experience in many different aspects of photography. I have photographed everything from weddings, special events and portraits to published materials, but my passion has always been Fine Art and Nature Photography. I have had a several shows at the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and The Roswell Visual Arts Center in Roswell, Georgia. I now sell through my website: www.clintbrownleephotography.com

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